Spring Semester Starts THIS Saturday, January 24th! And, a Note about the Newsletter.

Bard Prep Classes and Lessons start this Saturday January 24th and we look forward to seeing all of our students and families and getting down to work!  Please email us at bardprep@bard.edu if you have any questions about your child’s schedule.

A NOTE ABOUT THIS AND UPCOMING NEWSLETTERS:

This semester, in an effort to avoid information overload, we have created a page of links to help keep track of important, but not new, information.  Rather than re-list upcoming recital dates, practice buddy lists, concert series, and other posts every week, that information will be moved to the new “Important Bard Prep Informational Links” page.  Please see that page for a list of links that might be of use to you throughout the semester.

Thanks and see you this Saturday, January 24th!

Bake Sale – We Need Your Help!

The first BAKE SALE of the spring semester will take place this Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The Bake Sale is a crucial part of the fundraising operation of the Preparatory Division and it provides a much-needed service by providing food for our families and students during their busy Saturdays at Bard!

It is a win-win for the program and we need your help to keep it operating.

Last semester, we were able to raise a total of $4,172 from both the Bake Sale and Book Sale!  All proceeds go towards the Prep Scholarship Fund.

Please consider BAKING an entree or goody or SIGNING UP for a shift to work at the table.  All kinds of dishes are welcome, but for specific suggestions please see the Bake Sale Page Here.

Click here to find the Page to Sign Up for Baking and Table Helping!

Thank You!

Bard Music Camp Registration is Now Open! Prep Student Discount

The 5th Bard Music Camp will take place this summer from July 6-18th.  Camp information and registration is now available on the Preparatory Division Summer Camp Site!

Week 1,  July 6-11, includes the Early Childhood Program (Ages 2-5) and the Full Day Program (Ages 5-9).  Students have 3 lessons during the week, daily Chorus and Musicianship Classes, Arts and Crafts, and many other fun and educational activities.  For More Information Click HERE!

Week 2, July 13-18, is for students Ages 10-18.  Students have 3 lessons during the week, daily Chorus and Musicianship Classes, Performance Classes, Chamber Music, and more!  For More Information Click HERE!

Bard Preparatory Division Families are eligible for a Special Early-Bird Registration Discount!  Currently Registered (Spring Semester) Prep families can receive a $25 discount off the cost of the Full Day Program by submitting applications with payment by 4:00 pm on March 21, 2015.  For more information please email us at bardprep@bard.edu.

 

 

Bard Prep Faculty Recital February 14th – Brian Krinke, Violin

The 2nd Annual Bard Preparatory Division Faculty Recital will take place on Saturday February 14th at 4 pm in the Bito Conservatory Performance Space.  Bard Prep Faculty Violin Teacher Brian Krinke and guest artist Anna Vinnitsky, piano will present a program entitled “Opera: Fantasy and Visions.”   Attendance is FREE and Prep families and friends are encouraged to come and support Brian and the Prep program!

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Upcoming Faculty Performances: Brian, Lucy

Brian Krinke, Prep Violin Teacher

  • January 30 at 8 pm – Debut Concert for the new Bennett Quartet:  Taplin Recital Hall at Princeton University – FREE
  • February 1 at 2 pm – St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York:  Official Debut Concert for the Bennett Quartet featuring works by Haydn, Korngold, Glass, and a New York Premiere of July by Brian Krinke – Tickets are FREE
  • Bard Prep Faculty Recital:  February 14 at 4 pm – Bitó Conservatory Performance Space:  Brian Krinke, Violin with Anna Vinnitsky, piano – FREE

 

Lucy Dhegrae: Prep Voice Teacher

  • March 7 at 8 pm:  DiMenna Center in New York City – Contemporaneous 5th Anniversary Performance – “Self Portrait” – tickets are FREE

 

 

 

Important Bard Prep Informational Links

BARD PREP SPRING CALENDAR AND IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

BARD PREP STUDENT RECITAL INFORMATION – Dates and Performer Information for Midterm, Final, and Composition Recitals

PRACTICE BUDDY LIST AND CONTACT INFORMATION

CLASSICS ON HUDSON CONCERT SERIES INFORMATION

RHINEBECK CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY COMPETITION INFORMATION

BARD PREP FACULTY IN ACTION!  Here are some great links to performances, lessons, and cd’s from our teachers so you can see and hear them in action.

 

 

Midterm, Final, and Composition Student Recital Dates

Midterm Recitals will take place on March 14 and March 21st and Final Recitals on May 2nd and 9th. 
Composition Recitals are scheduled for April 18th.  Information on specific times will be coming soon.
Recital placement is determined by teachers as listed below.  Please let us know by February 7th if you need to change the recital date.  We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate all change requests and the teachers will only be present for recitals listed below.

MIDTERM RECITAL #1 & 2:  March 14 at OLIN HALL
STUDENTS OF:
Alice Yoo – cello
Amy Palomo – voice
Brian Krinke – violin, violin ensemble
Lucy Dhegrae – voice
Nicholas Lewis – clarinet/saxophone
Renana Gutman – piano
Shar Shuai – Chinese language class
Susanne Son – piano

MIDTERM RECITAL #3 & 4:  March 21 at BITO CPS
STUDENTS OF:
Amy Travis – voice & chorus
Anna Stoytcheva – piano
Cynthia Tobey – piano
David Temple – guitar
Helena Baillie – violin
Hiroko Sasaki – piano, chamber music
Jaram Kim – violin
Luba Poliak – piano
Ryan Kamm – bass, string ensemble

CHORUS Performance at 4:00pm at BITO CPS

 

FINAL RECITAL #1 & 2:  May 2 at BITO CPS
STUDENTS OF:
Alice Yoo – cello
Amy Palomo – voice
Brian Krinke – violin, violin ensemble
Lucy Dhegrae – voice
Nicholas Lewis – clarinet/saxophone
Renana Gutman – piano
Shar Shuai – Chinese language class
Susanne Son – piano

FINAL RECITAL #3 & 4:  May 9 at OLIN HALL
STUDENTS OF:
Amy Travis – voice & chorus
Anna Stoytcheva – piano
Cynthia Tobey – piano
David Temple – guitar
Helena Baillie – violin
Hiroko Sasaki – piano, chamber music
Jaram Kim – violin
Luba Poliak – piano
Ryan Kamm – bass, string ensemble

CHORUS Performance at 4:00pm at OLIN HALL

Rhinebeck Solo Competition Coming Up!

The 1st Annual Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society Student Solo Competition is scheduled for March 7.  It is open to Middle and High School students playing Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, or Brass.  This is a great opportunity for our students to try out their skills in our own back yard.  We would love to have a strong Bard Prep showing so please consider registering.  See below for all of the details and practice hard!

The 1st Annual RCMS
Student Competition
Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30pm
Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck, NY.
Open to Middle and High School students in the Hudson Valley
Categories: Piano, Strings, Woodwinds and Brass
See www.rhinebeckchambermusic.org for application & information
RCMS thanks all our wonderful supporters who helped make this Competition a reality. Your contributions to the Matching Grant, established by a couple long involved in the enthusiastic encouragement of young musicians, are gratefully appreciated.
We hope you will attend the Competition and enjoy
the excitement of listening to young, emerging talent.
 

Classics on Hudson – Concerts Coming up on February 14 and FREE family concert on March 15th

 Bard Prep Faculty Violin Teacher Helena Baillie is one of the Co-Directors of the Classics on Hudson Concert series at the Hudson Opera House.  They have put together an exciting season including a Bard Preparatory Division Family Concert on May 3rd!  Check out the season preview below and support this great new series!

Dear Friends,
Happy New Year! We’re thrilled to share a sneak peak of the season ahead, including performances by jazz/classical pianist Dan Tepfer, Eugenia Zukerman, Yevgeny Kutik, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Peter Wiley. See you at the opera house!

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2015 SEASON PREVIEW!Goldberg Variations/Variations: Dan Tepfer, Piano/Jazz Piano  

“This is no stunt, but a fresh musical exploration. Mr. Tepfer invites you to hear this masterpiece through his ears. I bet Bach would recognize a kindred spirit in Mr. Tepfer.” 

 

Saturday, February 14 at 7pm│$35, Valentine’s Day benefit concert, ticket includes a post-performance reception with the artist.  Proceeds to benefit Classics on Hudson.

 

For tickets and information, please visit
www.hudsonoperahouse.org 
│ (518) 822-1438 
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Ferdinand and Friends: A Musical Menagerie – Free Family Concert!
 

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3pm |  Free!
Eugenia Zukerman, 

Flute,

Helena Baillie, Violin,
Ryan Kamm, Bass

Works by Bach, Saint-Saens, Honegger, Ridout, Prokofiev and more.

For tickets and information, please visit
www.hudsonoperahouse.org 
│ (518) 822-1438

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From Russia with Love: Yevgeny Kutik,

Violin & Dina Vainshtein,


Piano


Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7pm$20 ($18 Members)

Works by Rubinstein, Prokofiev, Bloch, Franck and Eshpai

For tickets and information, please visit
www.hudsonoperahouse.org 
│ (518) 822-1438 

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Bard Preparatory Division – Free Family Concert! 

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3pmFree!


Faculty and students share the stage in a fun family showcase. Followed by an instrument ‘petting zoo’ open to all!

For tickets and information, please visit
www.hudsonoperahouse.org 
│ (518) 822-1438 

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String Trios: Shmuel Ashkenasi, Violin, Helena Baillie, Viola, 

Peter Wiley, Cello

 

 

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 7 pm │ $20 ($18 Members)

Works by Bach, Schubert and Mozart

For tickets and information, please visit

www.hudsonoperahouse.org │ (518) 822-1438 

 

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Classifieds – Practice Buddy List

With the new year upon us now is a good time to create good practice habits.  Finding a practice buddy to work with your child can help!

  • Practice Buddies are Bard Conservatory Students that are available to help your child with their practice time.  We know and highly recommend these great young musicians.  Here is the Practice Buddy List.  Practice Hard Everyone!

 

If you are looking for or selling an instrument or any musical equipment this is your space.  Send the information to us at bardprep@bard.edu and we will post for you.